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PICTURE: First American 737 Max shows its colours

Boeing has rolled out the first 737 Max in the American Airlines livery, ahead of the carrier's first delivery later this month.

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The aircraft (MSN 44459) is the first of four that American plans to take delivery of this year. The type is scheduled to enter service on flights between Miami and New York LaGuardia on 29 November.

American plans to base its first 737-8s in Miami and use them to open new markets and improve efficiency in existing ones, the carrier told employees in August.

The airline will be the second operator of the 737-8 in the USA after Southwest Airlines, which will debut its first Max on 1 October.

American has firm orders for 100 737-8s, the Flight Fleets Analyzer shows.

The 737 Max family includes several new features, including new engines -- CFM International's Leap-1B --, split-tip winglets, 787-style cockpit displays and a redesigned tail cone.

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